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Author Algeo, Matthew.

Title The president is a sick man : wherein the supposedly virtuous Grover Cleveland survives a secret surgery at sea and vilifies the courageous newspaperman who dared expose the truth / Matthew Algeo
Edition First edition
Published Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents The operation -- A rough spot -- Big Steve -- The dread disease -- Dr. Keen -- The Oneida -- The scoop -- The cover-up -- The newspaperman -- Exposed -- Liar -- Vindication -- Aftermath -- The truth (at last) -- Postmortem
Summary An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched exposé. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend's yacht and was not heard from for five days. During that time, a team of doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the president's palate along with much of his upper jaw. When an enterprising reporter named E.J. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it and Edwards was consequently dismissed as a disgrace to journalism. Twenty-four years later, one of the president's doctors finally revealed the incredible truth, but many Americans simply would not believe it. After all, Grover Cleveland's political career was built upon honestyhis most memorable quote was Tell the truthso it was nearly impossible to believe he was involved in such a brazen cover-up. This is the first full account of the disappearance of Grover Cleveland during that summer more than a century ago
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
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Subject Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 -- Health.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 -- Relations with journalists
Edwards, E. Jay (Elisha Jay), 1847-1924.
Bimetallism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Depressions -- 1893
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1893-1897.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010044639
ISBN 1569768749 (electronic bk.)
1569768765 (electronic bk.)
9781569768747 (electronic bk.)
9781569768761 (electronic bk.)